Sunday, March 31, 2013

Surf's Up at The Hyatt's Market Cafe Seafood and Steak Buffet

Surf and Turf dinners are always sure winners, and nothing beats your usual surf and turf meal than an indulgent surf and turf buffet. Unlimited fresh seafood and premium steaks...hungry? Read on...

Hyatt's Market Cafe introduces its Seafood and Steak Buffet every Friday and Saturday each week with endless servings of fresh seafood and premium steaks along with a variety of Asian and European dishes, with free-flowing soft drinks and local beers. Indulge in your very own surf and turf dish from a wide selection of premium steaks, lamb, pork and chicken and pair it with your favorite fresh seafood, including lobster, oysters, prawns, clams and crab. And the surf and turf combinations are endless...

The Market Cafe offers a unique dining experience with its self-service, market style set-up. Guests choose from the freshest ingredients and then the Market Cafe's chefs from the different stations prepare your dish in minutes.
The chefs then put up an impressive show displaying their skills with an awesome performance as they fire up their respective stations. The sights, sounds and aroma surround you as the chefs put the finishing touches on your plate.

The Market Cafe's unique "live show" open kitchen concept is quite a treat, and the centerpiece in every station, which include Chinese, Japanese, Western, Korean and Filipino stations. In the mood for a freshly baked pizza? No problem. 

As with any buffet, the hardest part is deciding where to go first. My advice? Take your time and go with the flow. Each station will have its seafood based dish, like this Seafood Paella. If you have something else in mind, bring in your fresh seafood catch and the chefs can whip up something for you.

The Chinese station also serves a mean bowl of noodles, with different options for noodles and soup base, and you can have your very own customized bowl. Very cool.

Egg noodles with beef balls, bok choy and vegetables, a hearty and comforting start before an epic surf and turf meal...

...just couldn't pass up on some freshly made sushi...

...or some grilled Yakitori from the Japanese station...

...and don't miss the cheese and cold cuts station...

...and fill up with some premium Jamon Seranno, salami and ham plus some camembert, brie, blue cheese and imported cheddar...

...and don't forget to start with some fresh vegetables from the salad station.

After a quick recon of Market Cafe's layout, and sampling some of the starters, I go for some serious seafood. Fresh lobsters grilled with lemon and butter, always hits the spot.

Or you can have the Chinese station whip up a sweet and sour Asian style lobster dish...

...or how about some Singaporean style Salt and Pepper Prawns? Why not.

Then, there's the beef...USDA striploin...

...the premium Ribeye...

...and the Prime Rib.

To kick off the surf and turf feast, I go for the premium Ribeye with herb garlic butter, medium rare,  with grilled lobster combo. Excellent.

Time to loosen up your belt, and go for surf and turf #2.  Tender Prime Rib and Baked Oysters with cheese...nice...

...and finally, surf and turf # 3. Grilled Lamb Chops with Grilled Prawns. The smoky grilled flavor of the tender lamb chops play well with the subtle sweetness of the fresh prawns. There are countless other combinations to try, but these will have to wait for a second visit. And a second visit is definitely a must.

Chef Bodjie Vergel de Dios and May Malagamba, Manager of the Market Cafe, making sure you enjoy your own ultimate surf and turf dining experience. The Market Cafe's Seafood and Steak Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday, and dinner rates are set at P 2,100 ++ net per person. And when you have all the stations at your disposal, plus the unlimited fresh seafood and steaks and everything else, it's a pretty good deal. Surf's definitely up at the Hyatt's Market Cafe. And dessert? Stay tuned for a second post on Market Cafe's dessert offerings soon.

Special thanks to Vannah Santiago, PR & Comunications Manager; and May Malagamba, Outlet Manager, Market Cafe, for an awesome surf and turf buffet.

Market Cafe is at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, 1588 Pedro Gil corner M. H. Del Pilar, Manila or call the Food and Beverage Reservations at 245-1234 for inquiries and reservations.

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  1. I just saw steak, and damn my mouth was watering!

    Errr... this isn't an April Fool's joke, right?

    - Ray

    1. hey Ray, all the steak and seafood you want, it's the real thing bud! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

  2. Amazing page! great pictures! mouth watering dishes! :)

    1. Hi Jakoy, thanks! And thanks for stopping by!


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